San Bartolomeo’s Chruch
The small village of San Bartolomeo is situated on the south side of the small lake of Avigliana to whom he gives one of his ancien name “lacus sancti bartolomei”.
It was also the location of an ancient cloister rely on Saint Michael’s Abbey. The local tradition said that this village was attacked and destroyed by Saracens, repaired by Arduino il Glabro and destroyed again by Barbarossa.
Some medieval burial sites are been descovered near the church. The first information about the church, nowadays converted into a civil building, date back to XII century, as weel as some evident transformations date back to XIII and XIV centuries. Inside the church is visible a sequence of precious frescos date back to ‘300 – ‘400, with some part badly ruined. This frescos was discovered by the researcher Cavallari Murat around 1930.
In 2006 the church was buyed by the monicipality of Avigliana and in 2010 started the work for the rebuilding of the roof and the restorative measures of the 60 square meter of frescos.